Leeds West Academy


Business Challenge with Deloitte

Putting entrepreneurship into practise 

On Tuesday 24th April, Miss Singleton and Mr Hudson took 22 Year 9 students to financial firm Deloitte in City Square, Leeds. The trip was organised and funded by our partnership with IntoUniversity and Go Higher West Yorkshire.

The students were supported by corporate volunteers from Deloitte through a business challenge in which students worked in two teams against each other to bid to host a music concert. Each student was assigned their own role such as ‘Finance Manager’, ‘Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’, and ‘Social Media Officer’. Throughout the process, the students developed skills in team work, communication, flexibility and leadership.

At the end of the day, the students were asked to present their proposals to the corporate volunteers who judged which team had been successful. All students worked incredibly hard during the event and gave 100% to the tasks.

Jenny Fairfax from IntoUniversity was keen to share these comments: “We had a fantastic day today with LWA Y9 today at Deloitte. I want to pass on how great they were - the volunteers were really impressed with how focused and respectful they were. They were all a credit to the school!”